Callaway Golf Company appointed Robert K. Julian as chief financial officer, effective May 11. Brad Holiday, who has served as CFO since August 2000, announced his impending retirement in December.
“After a thorough search, we believe that we have selected an outstanding individual to lead our global finance organization through the next chapter of Callaway's turnaround plan,” said President and CEO Chip Brewer. “Robert has excellent leadership skills, strong business acumen, and solid knowledge in all facets of finance and accounting.”
“We are very grateful for Brad's many years of service; his contributions to the company are too numerous to count,” Mr. Brewer added. “Brad has consistently demonstrated high integrity and professionalism as Callaway Golf's CFO for more than 14 years.”
Robert Julian has over 20 of years of financial leadership experience with increasing responsibility within industrial and technology companies such as Lydall, Legrand, Fisher Scientific International, Cisco Systems and Honeywell. In his most recent role, he served as executive vice president & chief financial officer at Lydall, Inc. Julian has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan. He will be relocating to the San Diego area with his family.
“Having been a golf enthusiast my entire life, I am very excited to join Callaway,” Julian said. “I look forward to working with Chip and the senior management team to help drive continued business success and increase shareholder value.”